"Major Gift Supports Entrepreneurship, Promenade" - An article for Univeriversity of Miami School of Business

"Major Gift Supports Entrepreneurship, Promenade" - An article for Univeriversity of Miami School of Business

By Lauren Comander

Through a significant gift, the Finker-Frenkel Legacy Foundation created the Business Plan Competition Endowed fund, which will forever finance the annual University of Miami Business Plan Competition, hosted by the School of Business. The foundation’s gift also financed renovations of the School’s outdoor gathering and study space, which was dedicated Nov. 14 as the Finker-Frenkel Family Promenade.

Now in its 16th year, the Business Plan Competition awards nearly $50,000 in prize money annually to University of Miami students and alumni to help them launch or grow startup ventures.

Fall 2017 BusinessMiami magazine

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"Foreign investors may help local real estate market" - Commercial real estate article for Miami Herald

"Foreign investors may help local real estate market" - Commercial real estate article for Miami Herald

By Rochelle Broder-Singer | Special to the Miami Herald | 2/2/2009

Some of the biggest commercial real estate deals of 2008 came from outside the United States:

Nakheel Hotels, managed by the Dubai government, bought 50 percent of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel for $375 million. A subsidiary of Japanese investment firm Sumitomo paid $260 million for the Miami Center office tower. Hong Kong-based Swire Properties, which developed most of Brickell Key, paid $41.3 million for 5.5 vacant acres just off Brickell Avenue. And a Mexican company affiliated with the Jose Cuervo Group became partners in 396 Alhambra, a planned $130 million office project in Coral Gables.

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"Investors, sellers in stalemate" - Commercial real estate article for Miami Herald

"Investors, sellers in stalemate" - Commercial real estate article for Miami Herald

By Rochelle Broder-Singer | May 12, 2008

Sales of commercial real estate have fallen sharply in the past year. Just like the residential market, investors aren't finding the bargains they expect given the economy, yet sellers aren't ready to cut prices.

It's a ''stalemate,'' said Stephen Bittel, chairman of Miami Beach-based real estate services and investment firm Terranova.

During the six months ending in April, $1.8 billion of industrial, office and retail property closed -- down 59 percent from the same period a year ago, reports Real Capital Analytics.

Broward sales of retail property fell the most, down 85 percent during the six months ending in April, compared to the previous year. In Miami-Dade, sales of retail property were cut nearly in half. Office sales were down by 61 percent in Miami-Dade and by 14 percent in Broward. Industrial property sales in Miami-Dade were down 48 percent, but up by 96 percent in Broward.

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"The Dos and Don'ts of Government Contracts" – Conference Coverage for American Express Open

"The Dos and Don'ts of Government Contracts" – Conference Coverage for American Express Open

By Andrea Carneiro

Government contracts are a ripe opportunity for small businesses, but navigating those opportunities can be daunting for even the most seasoned business owner. At a recent American Express OPEN for Government Contracting: Success Series event in Miami, experts shared their advice to help companies win contracts with the government. From solicitation to execution, here are the dos and don'ts of perfecting your plan—straight from those who have done it.

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"Fashion Dreams in Miami" - Around the State Section for Florida Trend magazine

"Fashion Dreams in Miami" - Around the State Section for Florida Trend magazine

By Rochelle Broder-Singer

In January, Istituto Marangoni, a fashion school in Milan, Italy, opened its first U.S. outpost. The school offers short courses, as well as associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fashion, design and business. The parent school’s alumni include Moschino designer Franco Moschino and Domenico Dolce of Dolce & Gabbana. Hakan Baykam, the Miami school’s president, sees the school as the first step in developing a serious fashion industry in Miami. “Education is where everything starts in the fashion industry,” he says. “We want to create a hub to launch new designers … in America and worldwide.”

Read the story from the May 2018 issue of Florida Trend. | View a PDF of the full article.

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"Keep Your Gift Wrapping Under Wraps" – Short Research Story for University of Miami School of Business

"Keep Your Gift Wrapping Under Wraps" – Short Research Story for University of Miami School of Business

By Lauren Comander

If you’re feeling pressure to step up your gift wrapping as the holidays near, then wrap your mind around findings by Uzma Khan, associate professor of marketing at the School. Drop the bows and the carefully crafted corners and keep things simple, she says, or you’ll be setting the gift recipient up for disappointment. 

Fall 2017 BusinessMiami magazine

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"Dressed Success" – Alumni Profile for the University of Miami School of Business

"Dressed Success" – Alumni Profile for the University of Miami School of Business

By Rochelle Broder-Singer

“If you’re going to have a successful business today, you have to make it successful,” says Stephen Stern, COO of Lord Daniel Sportswear, an apparel company based in Sunrise, Fla. As the company celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, Stern believes one of the keys to its success has been focusing on a niche group of older customers who are often ignored. …

Spring 2014 BusinessMiami magazine

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Atrium Magazine for Gulliver School

Atrium Magazine for Gulliver School

We helped Independent K-12 institution Gulliver School plan, write, edit and produce the 68-page Spring 2018 issue of its magazine for alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and donors. RB Editing & Writing served as managing editor and copyeditor of the magazine, with several of our writers contributing as well. We also oversaw the graphic design firm, which worked with an exciting magazine design. 

See the full Spring 2018 Atrium magazine on Issuu.

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